Thursday, March 10, 2016


As I was checking our weather forecasts my thoughts turned into verse.  I am not poetical by nature but sometimes it seems the only way to say how I feel.  Here we are well into autumn and this wretched heat continues.   Our forecast reads as follows 37C (yesterday); a slight respite of 30C today and then we have 31C, 31C, 34C, 35C and 31C and so on it goes..  (30C is 86F and 38C is just above the old century).   The had promised us 38C next Monday but fortunately have now reduced that to 35C.  One can only hope as that is the day our new airconditioner unit will be installed.

Bear with me as I poetically say how I feel about it all.  I promise not to bother you with poetry least not until the next time, whenever that may be.

And so this is autumn,
You're having me on.
The heat and the dry days
Just drag on and on.

It's half way through March
Will autumn leaves fall?
It's very unlikely
With no cool days at all.

They say that it's climate change
The boffins they know.
But we're sick of these blue skies
And would welcome some snow.

Some rain would be nice
For both people and land.
Our gardens are dying
The soil's turning to sand.

I'd dance in the rain
Should it ever arrive.
We're so short of water
To keep us alive.

Please Mr Weatherman
Have some pity on us
Just send us some rain
And end all this fuss.


  1. YES.
    For the past fortnight 32 has been our lowest maximum. They are talking 28 on Sunday - but I will believe it when I see it. They are also talking rain, but have lied before.
    I am so over this.

    1. I have been watching your city on the forecasts each day and have been amazed at how many hot day you have had.
      Although it doesn't happen very often on a couple of days you were hotter than Perth.
      I too am so over this summer but one shouldn't wish one's life away each year hoping for winter and spring.
      We are finding it is sapping our energy more each day but I guess that's our age.

  2. A great poem Mimsie! I certainly could never compose anything half as good.
    I'm very sick of heat and sunshine too, on my way home yesterday I looked up at the sky and said so. Lo and behold, last night it began raining just after sunset and has continued. Here it is almost 10am and still the rain is falling. I'm happy about it, but wish the rest of the states could get get the same.

    1. I am no way a poet but occasionally a little silly verse will pop into my head. Fortunately it doesn't happen too often so you are all safe for another few months.
      I am so glad you have some rain altho' I thought the other day parts of your city were flooded. As they say "it never rains but it pours". We need a good downpour and still no rain in sight. Our dams and reservoirs are at their lowest on record.
      We'd be lost without our desalination plants. Even the aquifers are suffering.

  3. Hari OM
    Great poem Mimsie! Says all it needs to... YAM xx

    1. Thanks Yam. As said above I won't burden you with more poetry in the near future. It said exactly how I feel about the weather. xx

  4. Oh Mimsie your poem is wonderful. I do wish I could send you some of our rain coming. Hug B

    1. Thanks Buttons....I do try or as Phil says I am very trying. lol
      I wish we could have some rain from the other parts of our country where in places they have been having too much. Hugs.

  5. .. great poem Mimsie.... you have said it all very well... I'd join you dancing in the rain if it comes.. xxxx
    Hugs.. Barb xxxx